‘General news’ Archives
WM Recordings celebrates its 9th birthday today! On November 7, 2004, we released our very first compilation "Water, Wind and Sails" featuring 16 tracks inspired by water. Over 120 free album releases have followed since then, all available here and on the Free Music Archive.
Today is our birthday! Seven years ago we released our first free album download: Water, Wind and Sails. We have seen many labels come and go in the past seven years, but we are still alive and kicking and proud of it! In the past year we haven't put out as many releases as in the early days, but rest assured that we are working on our schedule for 2012 already and that you will hear from us again.... soon! Thanks to everyone who supported WM Recordings in the past seven years. We couldn't have done it without you.
WM Recordings artist René Vis was recently played on BBC Radio. Twice! Check out what Tom Robinson had to say about him: WM Recordings mentioned on BBC Radio, october 2011 by WM Recordings
Episode 74 of Klezmer Podcast, a show hosted by Keith Wolzinger, is dedicated to Molotow Brass Orkestar. The podcast includes an interview with Reimar Walthert of the Orkestar and features music from their debut cd on WM Recordings. Go to www.klezmerpodcast.com for more info. The album by Molotow Brass Orkestar can be ordered here or downloaded from all major download stores.
The Netaudio London festival is back. Building on their whirlwind of a 4 day festival at Shunt in 2008, it’s with great pleasure that they announce Netaudio London 2011. This packed all-dayer on Sunday 15th May 2011 promotes the work of artists who use digital and network technologies to explore new boundaries in music and sonic art. The festival encourages participation in all forms: interactive sound art installations, conferences, workshops, collaborative online broadcasting and music showcases. The programme is in two sections: daytime sessions at The Roundhouse contain most of the [Read more...]
Italian tv station Bonsai.tv recently published a feature on our label. WM Recordings is "full of good surprises" according to the article and they call it "no small thing" that most of our releases are available for free. Click on the pic for the full article.
Our friends over at Free Albums Galore have this to say about our recent release by Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes: Seattle’s improv ensemble Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes may be described as avant garde but their liberal usage of wit and melodic structure makes them quite acceptable to those who tend to avoid the atonal. In fact, their improvisatory meanderings do not sound all that free-style at times, leaning heavily to both jazz and rock. The mix of acoustic ensemble with electronic sampling and effects keeps them interesting throughout this live recording. This is certainly [Read more...]
WM Recordings artist Happy Elf is a very busy man. He works as a music teacher, he performs in various bands, he records at least two Happy Elf albums every year and now he has found a new career as a musical balloon artist. His new act hasn't gone unnoticed. Happy Elf's Loop The Balloon will be present at two major festivals in the Netherlands: Lowlands (20-22 august) and Mysteryland (28 august). Later this year Loop The Balloon will also perform at the Live Looping Festival in Santa Cruz, USA. Check out Loop The Balloon on YouTube.
We will be present at the i_Beta Festival 2010 in Heerlen, the Netherlands, this friday. We will showcase our label and provide information about the use of Creative Commons licenses. Visitors will have the chance to fill up their iPhones or USB-drives with free music from our catalog. “i_beta is all about being in development, learning adapting and evolving. At the i_beta/festival 2010 we present new trends from e-culture, e-conomy and the challenges for the international region of Limburg. The festival is co-created with our partners and visitors. A varied programme offers new [Read more...]
Yes, that's right: the thing you're staring at right now is the all new WM Recordings website. Or rather: it will be soon. We're working hard to make the transition as smoothly as possible, but for practical reasons we decided to go ahead and launch the new version now, even before it's complete. We're adding plenty of new features and of course all releases will be available again soon. Check this space for updates! All pages of the old website are currently still available.